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If you have been diagnosed with multiple sclerosis and are unable to engage in full-time employment, you should consult with an attorney about making a claim for Social Security disability (SSD) or SSI benefits.
At The Law Offices of Kenneth Hiller, PLLC, we have helped many clients with multiple sclerosis successfully apply for SSD and SSI benefits, and to appeal denied claims. Contact us for a free consultation with an experienced disability benefits lawyer.
Multiple sclerosis (MS) is a degenerative neurological disorder that can permanently damage your central nervous system. Symptoms include sensory problems, muscle weakness, difficulties with coordination, visual problems, pain, fatigue and serious depression.
In many but not all people with multiple sclerosis, serious flare-ups are followed by periods of partial recovery. However, each flare-up may leave you with additional lingering symptoms.
Multiple sclerosis is a progressive disease that does not necessarily prevent people from working early on. However, it often eventually causes functional disability.
Advanced multiple sclerosis can limit your ability to control your extremities, as well as your cognitive abilities, to an extent that prevents you from holding down a full-time job. If MS is having this effect on you, you may be entitled to Social Security disability benefits.
Multiple sclerosis is on the Social Security Administration’s listing of impairments, so you can qualify for disability benefits if your condition is severe enough to meet the criteria of the listing. You can also qualify by showing that the limitations imposed by the disease prevent you from working.
Our attorneys are experienced at helping people with multiple sclerosis document their symptoms and limitations by working with their doctors. If you believe your MS has reached the point where it is impacting your ability to work, contact us to discuss your options.